Does anyone have any idea why I keep getting this extra instance of iexplore.exe? I suspect it might be some 'legitimate' application that is causing the problem and that might be why none of the scans pick it up. But I have looked over everything running on this system and don't see anything odd. There are no IE8 add-ons except for the usual Flash, Java, Adobe Acrobat, no other toolbars or apps. Any input appreciated. Thank you.
** I came across a post on another website where a user notes that IE8 on WinXP will run an extra instance of iexplorer.exe, and eat up lots of memory, due to its crash recovery feature. I think this explains my issue. Admin feel free to delete this post or leave up since I assume others might notice this oddity with IE8 and run around frantically trying to scan for malware/virus/trojans.
Edited by ssharpe, 08 June 2009 - 07:54 AM.